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The key question here will be "do you and your soon to be ex agree on the terms of divorce"?Or will this be a contested divorce?
A divorce can either be contested or not contested.
Uncontested; Now the fastest, (and by far the least expensive) way to get a divorce is if you can agree on the terms. If you can agree on "who gets what" there is not a need for attorneys...this will cut the costs to a very small amount (court fees)
Contested; if you can not agree, this is a contested divorce. To proceed you need an attorney or need to act as your own attorney (very bad idea). Here the parties present evidence to the court on "who gets what" and the court decides. This takes longer and involves attorney fees for both sides.
SO, if you can agree with your "soon to be ex" on who gets what, great! If not, you need an attorney. And you will need to pay your attorney (and your spouse will need to pay his)Is it possible (in fact, common) that the court orders he pay you support (as the case progresses). So it is possible to get an order from the court to order he pay money.But, frankly, in most cases, if you both can work out the details without attorneys? You will save a LOT of money. So consider trying to work with him to figure out the details (who gets what). If he refuses? You will need to hire an attorney...you can have your lawyer go to the court and ask for an order of supportPlease let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
Kansas is a "one party" state for recording. You do not need to give him notice if you record your conversations.So it is not illegal.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
Sorry for the delay. I was called away.Time frame to notify the other party?It happens at the same time...when you file, your attorney will notify the other party.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
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